Middle School Teacher Charged With Having Pot In His Pants

A middle school teacher is in jail after his arrest for possessing marijuana.

It happened in Halifax County when deputies say they stopped a vehicle for erratic driving.

When the deputy was explaining the warning ticket he gave, the man made several erratic movements. That led to the deputy checking the driver for weapons and that's when he found a sock in the man's pants containing pot, several empty bags and an empty lens case.

26-year-old Dexter Wade of Enfield was arrested for possession with the intent to sell or deliver the marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances.

The sheriff's department says Wade is a substitute teacher at Enfield Middle School. No word whether the school district has taken any action against the teacher.


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  • by [[----->>ONE OF HIS STUDENTS<<-----]] Location: NC on Feb 12, 2009 at 02:21 PM
    MR.WADE IS A GOOD TEACHER. HE JUST MADE A MISTAKE.
  • by Irrelevant (Same Below) Location: NC on Jan 10, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    Well I'm not going to throw any names out...I want this to be posted! Yeah marijuana is illegal in North Carolina but you do have some states or countries where it is legal because it's unharmful. I've never known for marijuana to give any lung diseases and throat cancer like cigarettes so.....I used that for an example. Regardless if cigarettes are Legal they are still HARMFUL! I really think I may have stepped on someone's toes about the cigarette deal....HA!
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 21, 2008 at 12:57 AM
    Teacher, of coarse you feel you are underpaid. No matter how much your pay is increased you will always feel that way. A local man just received a heart transplant that will likely result in him living decades longer than if he had not received it. How much should the doctor be paid per year? He saved a life. 1 million per, ten million, one hundred million, how much is enough for a service like that? What should a teacher get? Would $50,000, $100,000 or 1 million per year be enough? I have had a lot of college kids work for me. Those seeking a degree in engineering, business, pre-med, pre-law, etc were frankly, a cut above those in education, social work, rec mgt and others. I'm not saying that none of the ed, SW, Rec mgt students could survive the rigors of the previously mentioned curriculums, but few could. Some washouts from engineering fell into education degrees as a back up plan. After working with some of the ED majors the thought of them in a classroom was scary!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Dec 20, 2008 at 06:38 PM
    Let me make sure I don't call out anyone so this will get posted. Comparing marijuana and cigarettes is...ah...ludicrous! First of all, cigarettes are LEGAL...how many of you have been pull over for having cigarettes or had your door kicked down because you had cigarettes in your home? Lots of things kill millions of people everyday....heart disease, cancer, car accidents, birth defects. But, if I'm not mistaken... this story is about an illegal drug. Smoke it, but when you get caught...don't expect everyone to cry. You then become a criminal!!!!
  • by Irrelevant (Same Below) Location: NC on Dec 20, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    The officer should have been more focused on trying to find the one that's selling it than smoking it! His character (Dexter Wade's) was not out of order because he wasn't in the presence of his students. As long as he shows good role modeling ON THE JOB his personal life should be excluded. Everyone makes mistakes! What about the teacher that drinks or no no no wait...the one that smokes cigarettes? Is that proper role modeling? Cigarettes kills millions of people all around the world! And I guess that teacher just suggest to the students that's it's okay to smoke a cigarettes and die being that they do smoke them behind the building of the schools! WOW!
  • by Teacher Location: Martin County on Dec 20, 2008 at 05:05 AM
    NOTE: a substitute teacher does not have to hold a license to teach...for that matter, they do not have to have any degree...and Tad, I have never been in the prescence of a fellow teacher who believed increasing salaries would resolve the problem in our education system which have lead to "results that lag behind other countries." (I am assuming you are referring to test scores.)Most in the teaching profession realize once the community begins to honor education and place it as a priority in their homes,we'll see improvement. Imagine if 29 students in a classroom have the same disrespectful attitude towards their teacher as you seem to have for "the teachers." In reference to money, yes, I believe I am underpaid. The teacher that taught you how to write so you could communicate your opinions, is still having an impact on your life...You were publicly able to insult her profession which has in great part allowed you to work and put food on your table. Merry Chrismas!
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:26 PM
    Give him and the of the teachers another big pay increase. Every time I hear about a problem that's what the teachers say is the solution. Drugs, sex with the students, results that lag behind other countries, yeah a pay raise, that's the answer.
  • by McGruff Location: City Police Station on Dec 19, 2008 at 02:57 PM
    Looks like they took a bite out of crime. Now take his teaching license so he will never ever be able to be near children again in this state and the other 49.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Dec 19, 2008 at 10:27 AM
    I know a US President, a former D.C. mayor and a sitting NY Governor who have tried Mary Jane (not the woman --- maybe). Didn't Maine just legalize this stuff?
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Dec 19, 2008 at 09:59 AM
    Why do people think that cops have quotas? Quotas are illegal. And when marijuana becomes legal, and it will, I will be the first in line to buy some.
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